Monday, August 13, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

Last weekend we shot off to the Cotswolds for the wedding of our eminent friends, Nick and Suzie. It was a gala event fit for kings and diplomats, and we were so happy to be a part of their day; however, I feel it is necessary for me to explain something.


In the reception room, I was at first troubled by a knee-high cross-beam beneath the table. But I soon devised a solution: one at a time, I shimmied my tin-man legs over the cross-beam. The position was snug (and almost irreversible), but also tremendously comfortable—kind of like someone gently hugging your legs for free.


No sooner had I congratulated myself on this coup, however, than the polite request came to be upstanding for the Bride and Groom.

Every one in the room stood—except for one man, who, in the minds of those around him, was either too stupid to stand, or couldn't be bothered.

So, Nick and Suzie, consider this an I.O.U for one standing ovation. I really am sorry about that.

To the Bride and Groom!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It begs the question: how much do you normally pay for someone to hug your legs?
Kristy

NIck Zeeb said...

Lol ... love it ... I shall choose the moment to call in that favour very carefully :-)

NIck Zeeb said...

Lol ... love it ... I shall choose the moment to call in that favour very carefully :-)

Anonymous said...

That's awesome - had me giggling at my desk! "The Bride"